The non-profit organisation, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is on a global mission to reforest the earth and clone ancient champion trees from around the world.
Their plan is to archive the genetics of old tree's in living libraries across the world, before they become extinct. These genes will then be cloned to add to the range of trees the organisation are planting.
They believe that some trees have great genes that enable them to live for millennia and grow to be nearly as high as skyscrapers, which could be used to repopulate forests around the world. These 'super-trees' are so big, they have unfortunately become the perfect target for lumberjacks so almost all have been chopped down.
Living libraries will be created across the globe by finding viable shoots which can be found on the stumps of trees that were cut down long ago. They will examine which shoots can be used and then clone these to reforest the earth.
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive believe repopulating the earth with these 'super-trees' will be beneficial to the countless ecoystems, through releasing oxygen, sequestering carbon dioxide, providing beneficial aerosols and medicines and to help fight global warming.
For more information about Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, visit their website at: www.ancienttreearchive.org